Chris Laughery

In the Moment Producer

I'm Chris Laughery, a producer for in the moment ...  My family consists of wife Ann and son Matt. I have been involved in the broadcast world for over 20 years in one capacity or another. I am a proud United States Navy veteran and played a role in Operation Southern Watch in Iraq and Operation Restore Hope in Southern Africa. I appreciate you listening to South Dakota Public Broadcasting and being in the moment ...

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In The Moment ... August 2, 2018 Show 392 Hour 1

The Journey Museum & Learning Center hosts its next Learning Forum today at 4 p.m. Mountain by welcoming author Brad Saum.

He will be sharing some insight on his newest book, "Black Elk Peak: A History," where he unveils unique and untold stories linked to the highest point in South Dakota. 

Brad Saum joined In The Moment with a preview of the event. 

In The Moment ... August 2, 2018 Show 392 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Paul Dennert. He is a Democrat out of District 1 and is running for State Representative. 

 

In The Moment ... August 2, 2018 Show 392 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Craig Kennedy. He is a Democrat out of District 18 and is running for State Senator.

 

In The Moment ... July 18, 2018 Show 381 Hour 1

Many of us surround ourselves with people who think and act like we do. The 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Summit in Sioux Falls seeks to invest in diversity-related education to help bridge the gap between an emerging workforce and South Dakota business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 1, 2018 Show 391 Hour 2

NW Engbers won the Strawbale Winery Folk Off competition Saturday, July 27th.

The winner earns a spot on stage at the annual Sioux River Folk Festival which begins on Friday, August 4th.

Engbers opens the Festival when he takes the stage at 6:00 p.m.

He joined In The Moment live in the Sioux Falls Studio for a Moment in Sound.  

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In The Moment ... August 1, 2018 Show 391 Hour 2

Each week, In The Moment gathers the week it is in politics. We then bring in our Dakota Political Junkies to provide their knowledge.

Today we welcome in Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter. We also have the managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, Roger Whittle. 

In The Moment ... August 1, 2018 Show 391 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joined In The Moment with the update on recreation and sports of the week.

He shared a heartwarming story about an amateur baseball player from Dell Rapids who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Dell Rapids did not make the state tournament, but Hartford/Humbolt team has picked him up to give him an opportunity to keep playing in what will be his final year.   

U.S. Homeland Security Department

In The Moment ... August 1, 2018 Show 391 Hour 1

America is not prepared for the next pandemic.

A bipartisan panel of former Members of Congress and former Administration officials is working to analyze the nation's biodefense capabilities.

Former South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle serves on the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. The panel is co-chaired by Senator Joe Lieberman and Governor Tom Ridge.

Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania, joined In The Moment with an update.

In The Moment ... August 1, 2018 Show 391 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Ardon Wek. He is a Democrat out of District 19 and is running as a State Senator. 

In The Moment ... August 1, 2018 Show 391 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Rocky Dale Blare. He is a Republican out of District 21and he is running for State Senator. 

In The Moment ... July 31, 2018 Show 390 Hour 1

Rural communities have access to billions of dollars in loan funding for water and wastewater system improvements. 

Julie Gross is the USDA Rural Development State Director.

She joined In The Moment with the details empowering South Dakota communities to move forward. 

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... July 31, 2018 Show 390 Hour 2

It is a festival designed to celebrate Native film and empower Native filmmakers and audiences alike.

Willi White is the Director of Festival and Strategy for the Indigenous Film Festival. The Festival is scheduled for August 2 and 3 in Pine Ridge, held in conjuction with the Oglala Lakota Nation wačhípi, rodeo and fair.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 31, 2018 Show 390 Hour 2

Last week the Black Hills Forest Service signed a post-Pine Beetle Epidemic initiative meant to strengthen the forest against future infestations and wildfires.

Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Mark Van Every says the Black Hills Resilient Landscape Project should prevent another infestation going forward.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger sat down with Van Every for a look at the project, and current forest health. 

In The Moment ... July 31, 2018 Show 390 Hour 2

As we say farewell to July, arms flung wide to August, here is Eliza Blue with this month's Postcard from the Prairie 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 31, 2018 Show 390 Hour 2

Levitt at the Falls is projected to bring 50 free concerts each year to regional audiences. Construction has begun on the project at the entrance to Falls Park, across the street from SDPB's Sioux Falls Studio.

Jennifer Kirby, president of the Friends of Levitt Shell Sioux Falls Board of Directors, and Nancy Halverson, CEO of Levitt at the Falls, joined In The Moment with an update on the project. 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 31, 2018 Show 390 Hour 1

It's time to step outside in South Dakota. What's an outdoor activity you've always wanted to try but have yet to take plunge?

Thea Miller Ryan, director of The Outdoor Campus East, and Chloe Litzen, a summer intern, joined In The Moment for a preview of Outdoor Univeristy.

On August 5th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Outdoor Campus will be offering kayaking, fly fishing, outdoor cooking, SDPB's Science Steve demonstration and many more activities. 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 31, 2018 Show 390 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Sheryl Johnson. She is a Democrat out of District 11 and is running for State Representative. 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 31, 2018 Show 390 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Jeff Hayward. He is a Democrat out of District 12 and is running for State representative. 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 30, 2018 Show 389 Hour 2

  This summer, SDPB brings you highlights from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra's 2017-2018 Season.

Our Summer with the Symphony series offers uninterrupted recordings of live performances from the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, including insight into the history of the music and the artists who created and performed it.

In The Moment ... July 30, 2018 Show 389 Hour 2

What's America's best loved novel?

It's the Summer of The Great American Read. You can vote online every day for your favorite book from a curated list of 100. One of those books is the "Little Women."

A pop-up theater company in Sioux Falls is staging a readers theater production of a show called "Women," a modern-day take on the 150-year-old literary classic.

The group says it is an opportunity for audience goers to hear a new piece of theatrical literature.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 30, 2018 Show 389 Hour 2

The school supplies are on the shelves, and changes are ahead for South Dakota High School Graduation requirements.

SDPB's Education reporter Jackie Hendry joined In The Moment with an update on the new policy. 

U.S. Defense Department

In The Moment ... July 30, 2018 Show 389 Hour 1

Former President of South Dakota School of Mines, and current US Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson returned to the Black Hills for a lecture at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.

The speech was sponsored by the Classics Institute at Dakota University. Secretary Wilson spoke on Computers and War--examining the changes brought to warfare by the technology revolution.

She took us back to July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

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In The Moment ... July 30, 2018 Show 389 Hour 1

Dr. Sinan Ciddi is the Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University.

The South Dakota World Affairs Council Sponsors a lecture with Dr. Ciddi at the SDSU Research Park at 7 p.m. on August 2nd. The title of his lecture is "Democracies in Decline."

Dr. Ciddi joined In The Moment with a preview on the talk.

  

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In The Moment ... July 26, 2018 Show 387 Hour 2

In her experiential art and performances, Suzanne Kite explores thoughts on the nature of time, contemporary Lakota mythologies and science fiction, and the wonder of things slightly out of our grasp.

Yesterday she joined us in the studio along with Peter Strong to talk about her upcoming exhibition and performances at Racing Magpie in Rapid City.

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In The Moment ... July 26, 2018 Show 387 Hour 2

Joseph Bottum is a frequent guest on In the Moment. He leads the CLASSICS Institute at Dakota State University. In a technological world, Dr. Bottum is one of the leading voices in cyber-ethics. He is author of the book "An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America."

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In The Moment ... July 26, 2018 Show 387 Hour 2

Congresswoman Kristi Noem has chosen longtime South Dakota lawmaker Larry Rhoden to join her ticket in the race for Governor and Lt. Governor. Rhoden has served in the state Senate and House of Representatives. He joins us now for a look at the campaign heading into the fall.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 26, 2018 Show 387 Hour 1

Today Kevin Woster takes a moment to remember Denise Ross. Denise passed away this past weekend after a long battle with cancer.

Find other blog posts from Kevin here    On The Other Hand

In The Moment ... July 26, 2018 Show 387 Hour 1

Today's second guest for Meet the Candidate is Art Rusch. He is a Republican out of District 17 and is running for State Senator.

In The Moment ... July 26, 2018 Show 387 Hour 1

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Senator Jim White. He is a Republican from District 22 and is running for re-election.

Rural Mental Health

Jul 26, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 26, 2018 Show 387 Hour 1

The pressures on farmers, ranchers and rural Americans continues to rise. As the South Dakota lawmakers study state mental health resources, today we're looking at the roe of a rural mental health task force.

Margie Neugebauer is a counselor in Hermosa, SD with decades of experience in rural mental health

Dr. Andrea Bjornestad is assistant professor in the department of Counseling & Human Development at South Dakota State University and an Extension Mental Health Specialist.

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